Jurgen Klopp‘s men faced the stubborn La Liga outfit on Wednesday evening, dictating matters from the first minute until the last.
Thiago (8.6) was a joy to watch and deservedly received the highest average rating at Anfield.
It was another dominant all-around midfield performance, with his passing range outrageous and his off-the-ball work superb, too.
TIA’s Mark Delgado handed Thiago his Man of the Match award, hailing his “switches, his ability to shift opponents out of the way and his constant capacity to dictate play.”
Ian Doyle of the Echo felt the Spaniard’s “passing sublime as ever”, adding that he “kept Liverpool ticking over.”
In second place was Luis Diaz (8.0), as he produced another sparkling display, testing the goalkeeper twice in the first half.
Delgado said the Colombian was “so good in one-on-ones”, as he constantly looked like wreaking havoc in his left-sided role.
Completing the top-three was (7.9), who arguably deserved to be second only behind Thiago, such was his dominance.
FotMob noted that the 28-year-old made seven recoveries and four interceptions on the night, proving to be a colossus in the middle of the park.
It wasn’t an evening that saw anyone struggle for the Reds, with Alisson (6.6) getting the lowest rating, summing up the hosts dominance.